Nobody wants to turn on the oven during the summer–especially if you don’t have air conditioning. Adding any extra heat to the house feels like the worst idea when it’s already 90°F outside. You’ll probably still need to do it every once in a while, but it’s great to have an arsenal of recipes on hand that doesn’t require making you feel any hotter. These 15 vegan no-bake desserts are perfect for that! There are so many different flavors, textures, and skill levels in these recipes. No matter what you and your family are in the mood for, you will find something here. These desserts don’t require any baking, yet taste amazing. You might even want to keep making them once summer ends!
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1. No-Bake Chocolate Honeycomb Tarts
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These No-Bake Chocolate Honeycomb Tarts by Holly Jade are heavenly. Imagine a ‘Crunchy Bar’ chocolate dessert, because that’s basically what this is, but vegan of course! A cookie base is filled with a layer of silky smooth caramel sauce and a rich chocolate ganache filling. Finally, it’s topped with a homemade vegan honeycomb and a chocolate drizzle! Are you drooling yet? These no-bake chocolate tarts are gorgeous and extremely decadent desserts, packed with rich flavors and crisp honeycomb!
2. No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart
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This No-Bake Coconut Lemon Tart by Lenny Wu is sunshine in the form of dessert, with a chocolatey crust and a golden filling. It’s vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined-sugar-free — you name it!
3. No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies
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These No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies by Taavi Moore are no-fail and only contain oats, shredded coconut, coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and flaky sea salt. With only 7 simple ingredients, these no-bake chocolate coconut cookies are the perfect snack or healthy dessert. They take less than 20 minutes to make. The batch will be eaten in no time. They are perfectly crunchy, but oh so fudgy. These cookies are also great for all ages! If you have children, the sweet chocolate flavor and creamy peanut butter will win over the kids.
4. No-Bake Cherry Cake
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This incredibly easy and delicious vegan No-Bake Cherry Cake by Agnes Potier-Murphy will become a summer staple!
5. No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart
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The tart filling is everything or almost everything. It dictates the success of a dessert. The taste of this No-Bake Purple Sweet Potato and Chocolate Tart by Teri Macovei is so pleasing, and the creaminess is beyond words.
6. No-Bake Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Create a simple frozen treat that is gluten-free, paleo and vegan with these No-Bake Ice Cream Sandwiches by Kat Condon!
7. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars
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These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bars by Medha Swaminathan are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and vanilla extract. Packed with peanut butter and coconut flavor, they are satisfying and healthy while killing a chocolate craving in a flash!
8. No-Bake Mango Raspberry Cream Pie
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This vegan No-Bake Mango Raspberry Cream Pie by Gretchen Price is easier than it looks! The best part is you don’t have to turn on the oven! It’s bursting with the delicious flavors of raspberry and mango, then topped off with vegan whipped cream. The recipe calls for vegan cream cheese as the base for both of the filling layers, but if you do not have vegan cream cheese you can sub in cashew cream instead. Just add that last after cooking the mixture on the stove. You can also use sliced mango instead of the golden sandwich cookies layer. This mango raspberry cream pie is such a crowd pleaser––you have to try it out!
9. No-Bake Mini Cheesecake
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These vegan No-Bake Mini Cheesecake by Allie Penner are the perfect sweet ending to any day,! Made with just a handful of ingredients–nuts, dates, cacao, cacao butter, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, and salt, these little cheesecakes taste indulgent, but are wholesome and healthy!
10. No-Bake Mint Cherry Tart
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This No-Bake Mint Cherry Tart by Leah Moldowan is so easy to make and almost dangerously easy to eat. The crust is coconutty, with a bit of buckwheat crunch. Then they are filled with a creamy vanilla bean and mint cream and then they’re topped with beautiful fresh cherries. The chewy and crunchy crust is just the perfect vessel for smooth and creamy filling and juicy cherries.
11. No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge
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Major peanut butter lover? This No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge by Gin Butters has everything you could want in a fudge. It’s smooth, velvety, and requires no cooking! Made with chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, a dash of salt, a wink of vanilla, and just enough coconut oil to hold it all together, this dessert is healthy so, indulge away!
12. No-Bake Rice Pudding Cake
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This No-Bake Rice Pudding Cake by Deniz Kilic combines all the silky, rich goodness of pudding with the shape and style of a cake. The simple vanilla rice pudding rests on a hearty walnut crust and is finished with elegantly placed fruit, nuts, and mango purée.
13. Easy No-Bake Coffee and Caramel Cream Bars
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A rich, dark chocolate base, topped with a layer of coffee cream, coconut cream peaks, homemade caramel sauce, and espresso beans. Doesn’t this sound like heaven?! A mix of delicious textures with a silky smooth cream topping and a crispy base. These Easy No-Bake Coffee and Caramel Cream Bars by Holly Jade are a must if you’re a coffee fan (or love tasty desserts/snacks)!
14. No-Bake Cherry Coconut Candy Bars
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Inspired by the popular Cherry Ripe candy bar, this homemade version is easy and delicious. These No-Bake Cherry Coconut Candy Bars by Clean Snacks, Arman Liew are much healthier than store-bought bars, it is the perfect dessert.
15. No-bake Snickerdoodle Bars
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No-bake, simple, and oh so creamy snickerdoodle bars. With a creamy, sweet cashew cream topping and a nutty, cinnamon crust. Your favorite cookie in bar form. These No-bake Snickerdoodle Bars by Taavi Moore are too good to be true.
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